Treating unexplained infertility: Answers still needed
In this study, a national network of investigators looked at how the drug letrozole compared with two standard drugs to stimulate ovulation. Letrozole works to stimulate ovulation through a different path than traditional fertility medications. Investigators assigned cver a thousand couples with unexplained infertility to as many as four rounds of treatment with either letrozole or one of two “standard treatments”: gonadotropin (Menopur is one brand name) or clomiphene (Clomid is a common brand name). The results: live birth rates were lower in the women who took letrozole (19%) as compared with gonadotropin (32%), but were statistically similar to clomiphene (23%). On the other hand, rates of multiple pregnancies (all twins and triplets in this study) were higher in the gonadotropin group (all the triplets in were in this treatment group) than in the letrozole and clomiphene groups (which had about the same rate). Hardly a home run for those who were hoping letrozole would be the answer. Over all, the numbers indicate that for couples with unexplained infertility, these alternatives to IVF may help them achieve a pregnancy — but success is hardly a sure thing. The drugs that bring a higher chance of pregnancy, also bring a greater chance that pregnancy will be a high-risk one. While disappointing, the results argue for more work to optimize fertility therapies. A very important part of this work — whether we’re talking about ovulation induction ...
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CONCLUSION: Treating the entire eligible HCV population would lead to significant benefits and savings in managing liver-related diseases and their direct costs, opening opportunities to re-think new settings for the future organisation of liver disease management in the regional health system. PMID: 30321071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Even though the prevalence of HIV among drug users is not much higher than in the general population in Addis Ababa, the needle sharing prevalence was high. Thus, this baseline study shows the need to establish harm reduction programmes and prevention strategies for the PWID in Addis Ababa. PMID: 30319040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: A significant portion of women do not receive the care required, especially in private health facilities. Evidence from the results in the North West region suggest that processes to address health system barriers to improve PMTCT uptake are feasible in Cameroon. PMID: 30319023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8CP05404E, PaperEwa Mosiniewicz-Szablewska, Antonia R. Clavijo, Ana P. O. R. Castilho, Leonardo G. Paterno, Marcelo A. Pereira-da-Silva, Jaros ław Więckowski, Maria A. G. Soler, Paulo C. Morais The importance of the substrate surface effects on the magnetic behavior of layer-by-layer assembled polyvinyl alcohol/iron oxide nanofilms is evidenced. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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This report presents baseline estimates of the use of these preventive services before the publication of QFP that can be used to monitor progress toward improving the quality of preventive care received by women and men of reproductive age. PERIOD COVERED: 2011-2013. DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM: Three surveillance systems were used to document receipt of preventive health services among women and men of reproductive age as recommended in QFP. The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) collects data on factors that influence reproductive health in the United States since 1973, with a focus on fertility, sexual act...